Have you completed your census form? Only some 57% of Arkansas households have completed the Census, and some communities have much lower response rates. Just a 1% undercount of Arkansans could cost our state nearly $1 billion in federal funding over the next decade. To ensure our communities have the federal funds they need, we must have an accurate count. The deadline to complete the Census has now been moved up to September 30th, so this is a crucial time to do outreach with the families we serve right here in Arkansas.
The Census Bureau have compiled a range of materials that you can use in your setting to promote the census. You can find them here: https://2020census.gov/en/partners/outreach-materials.html
There is also a set of farm themed materials that you can find here: https://arcounts.org/back-to-school-move-the-count-resources/
Please share this with your early childhood programs so we can make sure we #CountAllKids